In this May 22, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a queen Italian honeybee, the large bee just left of center, is surrounded on an apiary nest in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)

To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees

Environmental activists who wanted a ban on a much-criticized class of pesticide said the Obama administration’s bee strategy falls way shor…

In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington. Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton did it her way, and it could cost her. Clinton’s decision to eschew government email and use her own private server as secretary of state is raising questions about secrecy, security and the law _ including whether she might have deleted important messages tapped into her ubiquitous Blackberry instead of preserving them for public scrutiny and history. At the least, the controversy is a bump on her unprecedented path from first lady to presumed presidential contender.

Clinton urges State to speed up release of emails

Clinton spoke after a small business event for her campaign in Iowa, the home of the nation’s first presidential caucuses.

President Barack Obama reaches for a pen as he signs S. 665, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left are, Justin Ramos, 19, Jayden Ramos, 14, Vice President Joe Biden, Maritza Ramos, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., Wei Tang Liu, and Xiu Li. The bill will assist with the establishment of a nationwide Blue Alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers or who have made an imminent or credible threat to cause serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer. The bill is named in honor of two New York City Police Detectives who were killed while sitting in their patrol vehicle in Dec. 2014.

Obama signs bill creating nationwide alert system for police

The new system would be similar to the Amber Alerts used to find abducted children.